District Berlin & Julia Lazarus

Undisciplinary Learning - Remapping The Aesthetics of Resistance

Part of the festival “The Aesthetics of Resistance – Peter Weiss 100”


UNDISCIPLINARY LEARNING. Remapping The Aesthetics of Resistance
Curated by Janine Halka, Suza Husse, Julia Lazarus.

Undisciplinary Learning takes the novel The Aesthetics of Resistance by Peter Weiss (1916–1982) as an impetus to question current knowledge politics at the intersection of artistic, political, and pedagogical practices. In the book, the political interpretation of art and the collective acquisition of knowledge form the foundation for the development of resistant subjectivities, collectivization, and the mobilization against oppression and exploitation. Self-education as a form of emancipation not only comprises the crux of Weiss’ trilogy, but its densely woven textual surface seems to anticipate other, collective forms of reading and therein acts of listening to and dis-/agreeing with one another.

Adopting an intersectional perspective its historical expansion, on its urban resonances in Berlin and current fields of insurgency, Undisciplinary Learning suggests expanded readings and critical relocations of The Aesthetics of Resistance. In the exhibition, urban interventions, encounters and conversations, education is probed as a mode of political imagination that recognizes heterogeneous forms of knowledge and integrates the body, the city, relationships, and the environment as spaces of un_learning. Undisciplinary Learning maps artistic approaches that enact self-empowering pedagogies – especially from feminist, queer, decolonial and leftist contexts – to radically question hegemonic cultures of knowledge.
Undisciplinary Learning. Remapping The Aesthetics of Resistance is an art project manifesting in SPACE, CITY, KNOWLEDGES and DOCUMENTS curated by Janine Halka, Suza Husse, Julia Lazarus at District. 

2. Oktober
Exit Deutschland e.V., Alicia Frankovich, Achim Lengerer
14–17h Conversations and performances within the framework of Die Ästhetik des Widerstands. Peter Weiss 100. Meeting point 14 h: Pflugstraße 7*

8. Oktober
Naomi Hennig, Lerato Shadi, Hans Coppi Jr. \ Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes – Bund der Antifaschistinnen und Antifaschisten
14–17 h Conversations and performances within the framework of Die Ästhetik des Widerstands. Peter Weiss 100. Meeting point 14 h: Schwerbelastungskörper, General-Pape-Straße 34a*

* For information about the whole program of "Undisciplinary Learning" (22.9.-19.11.2016) and registration please visit the website


  • Past
    Sun 2.10.2016, 14:00 /
    Sat 8.10.2016, 14:00 /


With the friendly assistance of the Senate Chancellery of Berlin - Cultural Affairs Office.

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